Virginia Beach tattoo shop to offer discounted tattoos on Friday the 13th

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Artist Luis Gonzalez holding a tattoo machine at Ancient Art Tattoo in Virginia Beach. (Justin Belichis)

People on a budget looking to get some ink will be in luck on, what some call, the most unlucky day of the year.

Ancient Art Tattoo in Virginia Beach will offer $20 tattoos on Friday, Jan. 13. There will be 60 red and black pre-drawn designs that range from dime to half-dollar sizes, according to shop manager Stefanie Prater.

“We just started a few years ago,” Prater said. “The last one we did, we did over 400 tattoos. It’s just gotten huge.”

Prater said the flash sheet featuring the designs will not be published online and will be available to see in person only. Though they are pre-drawn, Prater said customers can opt out of certain design elements, like the color red or the number 13.

There will be five artists working from 10 a.m. until the last customer is tattooed, which could be around midnight, according to Prater. Customers will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis, she said.

“We’ve been telling people to come in as early as they can,” Prater said. “There’s a huge variety of [tattoos] to choose from.”